#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 1, 2019

by HRC Staff

California enacts law protecting health & safety of people engaging in consensual sex work; HRC hosts panel for Minority Mental Health Month.

CALIFORNIA ENACTS LAW PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PEOPLE ENGAGING IN CONSENSUAL SEX WORK: “California has taken an important step in recognizing the dignity of people engaged in consensual sex work, who often face a disproportionate risk of being victims of violent crime,” said Sarah Warbelow (@SarahWarbelow), HRC Legal Director. “No person should be put at risk of abuse or fear violence simply for trying to survive. Importantly, this law will enhance public health and safety, especially for people of color, transgender people and those living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities. We’re grateful to Sen. Scott Weiner for his leadership in pushing for this important legislation.” More from HRC.

HRC JOINED THE DNC AND ACTOR NYLE DIMARCO (@NyleDiMarco) FOR AN LGBTQ COMMUNITY BREAKFAST IN DETROIT: More from HRC.

THANKFUL THURSDAY -- HRC HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION ON “MENTAL HEALTH IN LGBTQ COMMUNITIES OF COLOR” AS MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTH COMES TO A CLOSE: Watch here.

DON LEMON’S INTEGRITY IS AN EXAMPLE TO EVERYONE: More from HRC.

SECOND PERSON ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF OPENLY GAY MAN RONALD TREY PETERS IN DEKALB, GEORGIA: More from Atlanta Journal Constitution.

OREGON TRANSGENDER WOMAN SUES INSURANCE COMPANIES & EMPLOYER FOR NOT COVERING MEDICALLY NECESSARY FACIAL SURGERY: More from The Oregonian.

WASHINGTON STATE HOUSE DEMOCRATS ELECT FIRST WOMAN & OPEN LESBIAN, REP. LAURIE JINKINS (@lauriejinkins2), AS SPEAKER: More from the Associated Press.

HEY MARIO LOPEZ, HRC’S PARENTS FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY COUNCIL WOULD BE HAPPY TO EDUCATE YOU ON SUPPORTING TRANS YOUTH: Lopez has since offered an apology for his anti-transgender remarks. More from HRC.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON APPOINTS ANTI-TRANSGENDER JOURNALIST AS ADVISOR: More from PinkNews.

AMIDST ANTI-LGBTQ SENTIMENT IN POLAND, POLISH #JESTEMLGBT (#IAMLGBT) CAMPAIGN AIMED AT FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION TAKES OFF: More from Openly.

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Los Angeles Times reports on the evolution of LGBTQ acceptance in hip-hop; Attitude reports that two same-sex members of rock group Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow; Daily Mail shares beautiful photos of a same-sex couple’s traditional Hindu wedding.

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